DJ Delicious

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DJ Delicious
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DJ Delicious @ Sounds On Sunday, Sydney
Background information
Birth name Arndt Christian Meyer-Wegner
Also known as Phunk-A-Delic
(Abbreviation for: Phunkwerk-Arndt-Delicious)
Born 1974
Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
Genres House
Techno
Electro
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, Remixer, Label Owner
Labels Phunkwerk Records
Associated acts Phunk-A-Delic, Delicious Delight, Chaos Tribe, Diving Society, Hard Groove, Party Pushers, Perplexer, Phunkwerk, Qube, Sun-Dae
Website http://www.djdelicious.com

DJ Delicious (* July 1, 1974 in Bad Soden am Taunus; real name Arndt Meyer-Wegner) is a German producer and DJ within the electronic music scene.

Background[edit]

Beginning[edit]

Music has played a major role in the life of Arndt Meyer-Wegner, alias DJ Delicious, since the age of four. The son of a band musician was born in Bad Soden am Taunus (Germany), very close to Frankfurt am Main, and from his earliest childhood he was unable to keep his fingers off either radios or record players. The result was that he quickly learnt to use technical aids in a professional manner. In 1988, during a school exchange in London, he first experienced the energy produced by the early wave of Acid House Music. From now on, at the latest, his interest turned completely to electronic music. Directly after his return from London he began to sketch out his own melodies on an Amiga 500. Because this only delivered a restricted range of sound, the purchase of further equipment became inevitable, and shortly afterwards he was in possession of a complete recording studio. With his first public release in 1993, "Chaos Tribe" on Thomas P. Heckmann's old "Uptown" label and 1996 with the first two records under the name "DJ Delicious", released by WEA Germany, he laid the foundation stone for the coming years as a producer and DJ. A variety of successful remixes and commissions followed in the next few years: these were released under a large number of different pseudonyms on Urban/Polydor, Sony, and WEA.

Phunkwerk[edit]

A new chapter in his long musical career began in summer 2005 with the name "Phunkwerk Records",[1] which proved to be an optimal platform for the hugely creative artist and founder of the label DJ Delicious. In no time at all Phunkwerk became one of the most talked about electronic indie labels in the world. Thanks to his many different projects and huge variety of ways of producing music DJ Delicious has given a fresh and innovative face to electronic music, a face that refuses to be pigeonholed into any pre-fixed genre. This attitude – not to let oneself be musically castrated – is nothing but a completely logical consequence of almost 20 years of exposure to the climes of electronic music.

Projects[edit]

Every single release from his various projects – like DJ Delicious & Till West "Same Man" & "NYPD", DJ Delicious presents Phunk-A-Delic "Rockin" or the DJ Delicious solo releases "Let It Drop" and "Jaja" – has exploded on the worldwide scene so powerfully that they almost completely dominated all the relevant dance charts. Indeed they were – and still are – featured in the playlists of almost every international big-name DJ.

Remixes[edit]

Alongside his own releases, he has also produced several remixes[2] for artists like Fedde le Grand, Scissor Sisters, Erick E, Morcheeba, Bootsy Collins, Moguai, Chocolate Puma, Mike Monday, Cicada, Milk & Sugar, Eddie Thoneick, Micha Moor, Tommie Sunshine and Marc Romboy.

DJing[edit]

Aside from his huge variety of productions and remixes, his DJ-sets in which he presents a spectrum ranging from dirty electro sounds, House and Tech House tracks, via rock edits to techno classics, provide a mirror of his cross-genre musical fantasy and flexibility. His sets are regularly played on all the important radio stations all over the world.

Personal life[edit]

Arndt Meyer-Wegner currently lives in Kempen and works in Cologne (Germany), where he also operates his record label Phunkwerk.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1996: Such A Feeling (released: May 3, 1996, Maxi-CD)[3]
  • 1996: (Take Me) Higher (released: December 16, 1996, Maxi-CD)[4]
  • 1998: Rockin' (Groovy' Beat) (released: March 23, 1998, Maxi-Vinyl)[5]
  • 2003: Like To Do It (With The DJ) (DJ Delicious; released: October, 2003, Maxi-Vinyl)[6]
  • 2005: Let It Drop (DJ Delicious; released: 2005, Maxi-Vinyl)[7]
  • 2006: Same Man (Till West & DJ Delicious; released: March 6, 2006, Maxi-Vinyl)[8]
  • 2006: Rockin (DJ Delicious presents Phunk-A-Delic; released: July 28, 2006, Maxi-CD)[9]
  • 2006: Jaja (DJ Delicious & Rutte; released: August 14, 2006, Maxi-Vinyl)[10]
  • 2006: Wechseln Sie Jetzt Zu Bass (DJ Delicious & Dirk Dreyer; released: November, 2006, Maxi-Vinyl)[11]
  • 2007: We Won't Stop (DJ Delicious & Errik; released: January 30, 2007, Maxi-Vinyl)[12]
  • 2008: Rock Da Beat (DJ Delicious & Loulou Players; released: December, 2008, Maxi-Vinyl)[13]
  • 2009: Cogito (DJ Delicious & Simon²; released: March, 2009, Maxi-Vinyl)[14]
  • 2009: Let It Drop (Santos Remixes) (DJ Delicious; released: March 16, 2009, Digital Release)[15]
  • 2009: NYPD (DJ Delicious & Till West; released: November 26, 2009, Maxi-Vinyl)[16]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2006: Kontor - Top Of The Clubs Vol.32 (CD1 mixed by: DJ Delicious & Till West; 3x-CD, released: August 25, 2006)[17]
  • 2007: Big & Dirty (DJ Delicious & Till West; Doppel-CD, released: March 30, 2007)[18]

References[edit]

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